I.e. unlike the Kobayashi Maru which is setup as a "no-win" scenario, is the expectation that all Dauntless initiates should have a solution within the phase 2 test if the initiate simply practices enough? Hence, any initiate that does NOT find a solution can summarily be cut?
In the movie during one scene Tris proposes a "solution" that would work because she knows the simulation is not real.
However, Four claims that is not valid. That each initiate has to "find some tool, some method to survive." If so, it begs the followup question, what determines what "solution" options exist within the test for each individual and what is considered "valid" for a Dauntless."
Say an initiate was being attacked by animals, could he/she simply imagine up a flamethrower? That certainly seems like an aggressive way a Dauntless might respond. But, I suspect that would either not be possible or not allowed.
I have not read the book, so would be interested if there is more information not available in the movie on how the Test actually works.